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Thank you for visiting the TAA to learn more about Tourette Syndrome and other Tic Disorders and to help us raise awareness during Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month which occurs from May 15 to June 15. On this page, you’ll find tons of information about resources, tools, events, and more that you can use to help us fight for a future where our community is free to be their authentic selves.

Learn More About Tourette Syndrome & Other Tic Disorders

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, and cause sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics. TS and tics can be emotionally, physically, and socially debilitating. Learn more about TS and other Tic Disorders, here

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Register today for TIC-CON24 and join us in Dallas, TX, on May 31 – June 2, for the TAA’s annual national conference that brings together the community of people impacted by Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, and associated conditions.
Bring the whole family for a wonderful weekend at a great resort where you’ll learn new skills, explore new research and treatment options, and make friends that will last a lifetime! 

Download the TIC-CON24 app to explore our full conference schedule with session descriptions and presenter bios.

Virtual Awareness Walk/Run/Ride

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Register for this year’s Virtual Awareness Walk/Run/Ride to raise awareness and funds to support the TS and Tic Disorder community by participating from wherever you are! Turn your existing exercise routine into a fun way to raise awareness and support a cause you care deeply about. Along the way you’ll engage your friends in your and loved ones in your efforts while keeping yourself motivated. Get started virtually or check out our list of in-person events across the US being led by TAA volunteers. Attend events held in Arizona, Florida, California, and more.

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Tell Your Story

Sharing your lived experience with TS or another Tic Disorder in your own words is valuable and helps others feel less alone and more understood. Not only does the world need to hear your story, our community wants to hear from you, too. Read stories from others in the TS and Tic Disorder community and submit your own on MyTourette.

#TealTuesday – Wear Teal on Tuesdays

Get creative and post pictures wearing teal on social media, then tag us and we may reshare! Don’t forget to grab some awesome new Tourette Syndrome Awareness Merch to show off your teal in style.

Join Local Chapters and Support Groups

There are so many ways to get involved and receive support locally. Find and join a TAA Chapter or Support Group in your area.

Contact Congressional Leaders

Submit a Take Action Letter, which is a pre-populated virtual letter that helps you advocate for the most pressing public policy issues that face our community.

Leverage Your Local Officials

Are there landmarks in your community with a lighting program? Do you want to proclaim a local day for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Awareness in your community? Talk to your local officials to find out the options in your area. Let us know if you’d like our help on a specific project.

Contact Local Media

Contact your local media outlets to spread the word. Let us know if you have a specific story that you’d like our help to share.

Celebrate Awareness Month by Supporting the TAA

Donate here to help us forge a future where the TS and Tic Disorder community is free to achieve their dreams, disclose their neurodivergence on their terms, and find understanding and acceptance wherever they go.

Be #TealTuesday Ready with NEW TAA Merch

Get Exclusive Access to the Team Tourette Merch Store

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When you register for a Team Tourette event, on top of receiving a free t-shirt, you gain access to our exclusive merch store! Find items there that you can’t find elsewhere.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Set up a bake sale, organize a car wash, and more! There are so many ways to raise funds for the TS and Tic Disorder community and make a massive impact. To fundraise virtually, you can set up a peer-to-peer fundraiser through GiveGab or contact Nick Becker at [email protected] to learn more.

Get Your ID Card

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Use Social Media to Spread Awareness

Learn more about advocating through social media and get more details on participating in our #AuthenTICallyMe campaign by clicking the button below.

You can also feel free to download the graphics below to share across your social media accounts. Don’t forget to tag us!

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Support the TAA's Awareness Work

The TAA could not lead any of the awareness efforts you find on this page without your support. As the only national organization focused solely on supporting people with TS or another Tic Disorder, we need your help